Whitepaper: Accuracy of UAS in Mapping Collision Scenes

Accuracy of UAS in Mapping Collision Scenes

Investigating a collision scene requires a fine balance between two competing demands – the requirement for collecting thorough, lasting evidence and the need to reopen roads as soon as possible allowing traffic to flow again. Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) provide a full range of aerial intelligence (video and photography) that gives the first responders and investigation teams the tools and evidence they need to reduce the time and resources it takes to collect data, clear the site and get the roadway open again.

The Accuracy of UAS in Mapping Collision Scenes Whitepaper (PDF 7.7mb), written by Brad Muir, Crash Data Specialist LLC, describes the data collection process and results using Total Station technology and the Aeryon SkyRanger sUAS, and compares the time required and end results of each method.

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